Interested in coming to our office for a tour?

Research III

At the State Climate Office, we provide educational tours for student groups! To sign up for a tour, please fill out our online form.

What do we cover during our tours?

Our tours typically take place at our office with a discussion of weather and climate concepts centered around North Carolina. These may include:

  • The difference between weather and climate
  • How we measure weather and climate
  • Factors that influence NC's climate
  • Extreme events and their impacts

Many of our events have a hands-on or outdoor component, or may include a trip to a nearby weather station with an overview of the research grade sensors we use to collect weather data.

School group at Lake Wheeler weather station

What else do I need to know before visiting?

Our outreach program is currently geared toward students in the 2nd grade and above. The maximum group size our office can handle at one time is 30 (not including adults). For larger groups, we can try to arrange a visit to your school. Groups tours typically last 60 to 90 minutes.

Our scientific staff and students are eager to provide these outreach programs. However, we share these duties along with our other responsibilities and are limited in how many requests we can fulfill. For this reason, we do not schedule events less than one month in advance. While we make every effort to accommodate requests for tours, our schedule typically fills up very fast and we can not guarantee that we can provide tours for all interested groups. Please be sure to contact our office by filling out our request form well in advance of your desired tour date.

Weather Wall

How can I schedule a tour?

To schedule a tour, please fill out our online form or contact:

Rebecca Ward
Phone: 919-513-2444

How do I get to the State Climate Office?

For directions to our office, please click here.

For parking, there is a pay lot across the street from our office with an hourly parking zone (see "Capability South Lot"). Follow this map to reach the entrance to our building from the parking lot.

For directions from our office to our nearby weather station, please click here.